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Meet the people who've given themselves crazy names by deed poll
Mirror.co.ukNovember 1, 2011

The reason behind her name change 18 months ago is simple. “I love wolves,” she says. Throughout her Leicester home, the 53-year-old, who runs a web development business with her partner Paul, has countless pictures of – you guessed it – wolves. ...more »

Congress Questions the IRS About Delays in Its Oversight of Nonprofit Hospitals
New York TimesNovember 1, 2011

In particular, Mr. Boustany asked the IRS to explain its plans for monitoring the so-called community benefits that nonprofit hospitals provided. He also wanted the agency to outline how it would comply with requirements for filing annual reports to ...more »

Tax Law News and Stories

Audit Defence
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Obama audits me. Who will audit him?
WND.comNovember 8, 2011

That's just the way it works in recent Democratic Party administrations – the IRS is used as a political attack dog against its "enemies." During Bill Clinton's administration, my news organization was singled out for a nine-month-long IRS...more »

Irs Filing & Compliance
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Property Compliance News Briefs
Novogradac Company LLPNovember 1, 2011

Based on information provided by CPSC, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) allows certain taxpayers whose homes meet the CPSC's problem drywall identification criteria to treat as a casualty loss damages from drywall that emits corrosive gas, ...more »

Business Audit Defence
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Old Issues Raised In Pocola School Audit
Fort Smith Times RecordNovember 3, 2011

According to the auditor, state law “prohibits this type of activity by anyone. This is especially true for administrators who know better. The amounts taken over the years cannot be determined.” According to the audit, the cause was a deliberate ...more »

Personal Irs Disputes
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Cleveland lawyer Leslie 'Les' Jacobs pleads guilty to federal tax charge
Plain Dealer (blog)November 2, 2011

Jacobs is a Harvard Law School graduate and the former president of the Ohio State Bar Association. He was recently named the 2012 Cleveland Litigation-Antitrust Lawyer of the Year by the Best Lawyers in America publication. He previously served as one ...more »

Property Taxes
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Erik Peterson, Republican incumbent
MyCentralJersey.comNovember 3, 2011

I voted for the 2 percent property tax cap, pension reform and a budget that, for the first time in a generation, resulted in a $500 million budget surplus. Also, within a few months of taking office my bill to amend the Highlands Act to allow TDR ...more »

Corporate Income Taxes
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Who is responsible for registering you as a taxpayer?
MoneywebTax.co.zaNovember 1, 2011

The legislation should be the starting point of all things tax-related. Taxpayers are quick to respond to communications from the South African Revenue Service (Sars) without asking the question: In the terms of what section of the Income Tax Act am I ...more »

Sales Tax & Use Tax
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Dynamic Materials Reports Continued Sales and Earnings Growth in Third Quarter
MarketWatch (press release)November 1, 2011

In light of the sequential explosion-welding backlog decline, fourth quarter sales are expected to drop by approximately 10% versus the third quarter, while fourth quarter gross margin is expected to be approximately 27%." DMC's blended effective tax...more »

Estate Taxes & Gift Taxes
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Vern Krishna: Flat tax promises are impossible to implement
Financial PostNovember 2, 2011

Today, our tax law is more than 4000 pages. Globalization and capital mobility changed the economic model and the tax system along with it. As the financial debacles of 2008 and, more recently, of August 2011 illustrate, capital can move across ...more »

Tax Evasion Defence
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G-20 signs deal against tax evasion, US pressures Swiss
TODAYonlineNovember 4, 2011

by AGENCIES CANNES - Governments from the Group of 20 (G-20) economies will work together to combat cross-border tax evasion under an agreement approved yesterday, which supporters say could raise tens of billions of dollars at a time when indebted ...more »

International Taxation
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Break-Free Corporate Tax Code Misses Republican Rate Goal
BusinessWeekNovember 2, 2011

The analysis is being circulated one week after Ways and Means Chairman Dave Camp, a Michigan Republican, released the first slice of a proposed comprehensive rewrite of the US tax code. Democrats say the estimate reflects the difficult choices ...more »

Tax Planning
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How to start preparing for your year-end tax planning
Smart Business NetworkNovember 1, 2011

The end of the year is fast approaching — which means it's time to start thinking about year-end tax planning, both for your business and personal accounts. Planning early will help ensure maximum benefits. “Many items within tax planning are time ...more »

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